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Any SH luders out there running on Koni Yellows? Where do you have the C-clip setting?

I had to mount my c-clip at the lowest level, -20mm from stock according to Koni, to get the ride height at the right place.

For the front end only:
I know that the stock SH suspension has a longer spring with a lower spring perch than the base. So it makes sense to me that when you install lowering springs with stock dampers on the SH, the car sits lower than the base. What I don't understand is why I had to move spring perch to a lower level on the Konis when I'm using a shorter spring (H&R sport) with it. It's a concern to me because my front dampers are being compressed more and I think it will shorten the life of them. Anybody here know exactly what's the difference between the base and SH suspension geometry??
 

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my konis have the c-clip on the lowest perch in the front and the middle in the rear....i still have plenty of adjustability in my ground controls.


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I ended up the same way with eibach pro-kits and konis. I had the eibachs with stock shocks for about a year before I got the konis, and when they were installed the front was almost an inch higher than before. So I had them lower the front to the lowest setting and left the rear in the middle just to level out the car. I haven't had any problems so far(9 months).
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Aaron97SH:
I ended up the same way with eibach pro-kits and konis. I had the eibachs with stock shocks for about a year before I got the konis, and when they were installed the front was almost an inch higher than before. So I had them lower the front to the lowest setting and left the rear in the middle just to level out the car. I haven't had any problems so far(9 months).</font>
Uh, one of us has their springs backwards. The first setting I had was what you have now: front lowest perch, back at middle. The back was about a half inch too high. I had it reset with a scale (to make the car perfectly level) and the front is one above middle and back is at middle perch. ???



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My settings are as followed:-

Front - Highest Point.
Rear - Middle Point (Stock Height).

Although my front is just a but higher than my rear, but it still looks pretty level to me. And I have H&R Race springs, for those who wants to know. The drop is 1 and half finger gap all around.. I'll post a pic when I have access to a digi cam.

But know, I still have to set my Stiffness. I'm getting every squeeking sound now and then in the rear, but I know that can be fix. Just to lazy to change the settings.

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Almost everyone that I know of with a SH had to move the perch to the lowest level to get the springs to give the drop they are supposed to. Any SH guys out there not using the lowest perch?

Aaron97SH: after you moved the front perch to the lowest level, was the drop the same as when you had stock shocks?
 
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